|Simulation Cricket Authority: Bye Week Series: Just 2 days awayBye Week Series: Just 2 days away - June 15, 2006: 08:48:05
SCAN (Simulation Cricket Authority News)
The countdown to the long awaited Bye Week Series, between CricketMX.com and Saintsataional.com, has officially started, with less than 48 hours remaining before the first ball is balled.
CricketMX.com and Saintsational.com are the two oldest rivals in simulation cricket, and also the two oldest teams in the competition.
CricketMX.com are a "good" team, ranked 3rd in the world (1.52) for ODI's. Coming off a Test series win against former member BalladP2P.com, one would expect them to dominate against Saintsational.com. CricketMX.com's last ODI encounter wasn't such a memorable one however, losing to the world champions Fishlipps.no-ip.org, 2-3.
This will be Saintsational.com's first taste of Test match cricket. They will be hoping for more success in the longer version of the game than they have in the limited overs arena.
Saintsational.com are ranked 2nd last (1.29) in the official SCA ODI rankings. They, along with Hawkheadquarters.com (1.20), are the minnows of simulation cricket. There is quite a gap between Saintsational.com & HHQ and the next website, Sitepoint.com, with a ranking of 1.40.
Saintsational.com last played, in the tri-series between themselves, CricketMX.com and Hawkheadquarters.com; and the results were nothing to brag about. Winning just 1 of their 4 tri-series matches, they do not go into this upcoming series as favourites.
There is only one thing that we can expect for sure. Both captains, and both teams, will be hard at it from the word go. We are in for 2 weeks of action packed cricket.